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Which way does a thermostat go?

The 223 6 cyl motor came to me in pieces. The thermostat is mounted in the head. Which way does it go? It fits either way.Thanks. Bob
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Spring and the "bulb" in towards the engine.(I hope).
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Yup, pointy side towards the radiator, bulb side towards the engine (sometimes they are marked)

Have fun getting it all together and running
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Yup, what they said. Spring and bulb to the engine (unless it's a funky late model car that is backwards, but that's not the issue here).
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When you tighten the goose neck, just snug each side down a 1/4 turn at a time because the ears on the goose neck will crack like GLASS.
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got it. thanks
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